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ERIC Number: EJ959120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-006X
Relationship of Posttreatment Decentering and Cognitive Reactivity to Relapse in Major Depression
Fresco, David M.; Segal, Zindel V.; Buis, Tom; Kennedy, Sydney
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, v75 n3 p447-455 Jun 2007
Z. V. Segal et al. (2006) demonstrated that depressed patients treated to remission through either antidepressant medication (ADM) or cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), but who evidenced mood-linked increases in dysfunctional thinking, showed elevated rates of relapse over 18 months. The current study sought to evaluate whether treatment response was associated with gains in "decentering"--the ability to observe one's thoughts and feelings as temporary, objective events in the mind--and whether these gains moderated the relationship between mood-linked cognitive reactivity and relapse of major depression. Findings revealed that CBT responders exhibited significantly greater gains in decentering compared with ADM responders. In addition, high post acute treatment levels of decentering and low cognitive reactivity were associated with the lowest rates of relapse in the 18-month follow-up period. (Contains 2 figures, 1 table, and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beck Depression Inventory